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Mental Health, Road Dept. among general county business

Lake County’s Board of Commissioners discussed and approved a number of general business items last week.

Discussions took place at a Tuesday, March 5, work session, with action taken at the regular session held Wednesday, March 6, in Christmas Valley.

An amendment to the intergovernmental agreement for Lake County Mental Health was among the agenda items. The county approved an amendment to the IGA covering financing of community addictions and mental health services agreement, necessary due to an increase in funding in the amount of $8,673.

Lake County Roadmaster Rick Dumilieu presented oil cost quotes for asphalt paving and chip sealing work. The commissioners ultimately approved a bid from Idaho Asphalt in the amount of $633 per ton for paving oil and $578 for chip sealing oil, as the firm turned in the lowest bid.

The commissioners also approved recommendations from County Planner Darwin Johnson related to the Lake County Planning Commission. These recommendations included staggering commissioner terms so as to prevent accelerated turnover of members.

The action would include filling Position 7, currently expired, for a one-year term, expiring Dec. 31, 2013, and every four years from that point forward. Positions 1, 2, 5 and 6 will expire in December 2014. Positions 1 and 2 will be filled for four-year terms, expiring Dec. 31, 2018, and every four years thereafter. Positions 5 and 6 will be filled for a two-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2016, and every four years after that point.

Positions 3 and 4, which are both currently expired, will be filled for a three-year term to expire Dec. 31, 2015, and every four years thereafter.

The Commissioners also appointed Ronne Lindsay to Position 7, expiring Decmber 2013, Tom Burkholder to Position 3 and Ken Hamlington to Position 4, both of which will expire in December 2015.

As per the recommendation of Lake County Tax Assessor Larry Reeder, the Commissioners approved removing two accounts from the county tax rolls as they were deemed uncollectible taxes under Oregon Revised Statutes 311.790.

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